25 January 2009

Seth Godin's 5 pillars of success

Godin published a list the other day.

His post;

1. See (really see) what's possible
2. Know specifically what you want to achieve
3. Make good decisions
4. Understand the tactics to get things done and to change minds
5. Earn the trust and respect of the people around you

It sure seems like we spend all our time on #4.

And yes, we often focus on 4. (We also spend a good deal of time and effort on 1, 2 and 3.)

Definitely item 5 could do with more investment, don't you think?


  1. Anonymous6:34 pm

    Earning respect and trust is sometimes a tricky part. There are still a lot of places where one can work on being closer either with subordinates or with superiors. Both groups qualify to be around you.

    However in the long run I find it extremly hard to work with people I don't trust.

  2. Anonymous4:55 pm

    Good point about focusing on #5. Having an amicable work environment would enhance one's life even after the project/work is over.
    What do you think?